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Corruption allegations against Sharif's family in Panamagate not 'frivolous': Pak SC

News Agencies | Updated on: 22 February 2017, 15:45 IST

Pakistan's Supreme Court has observed that the corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family in connection with Panamagate case were not frivolous' as they could be right or wrong.

"The qualification [competence] of the prime minister is the basic fundamental right of all citizens of the country. The allegations are not frivolous as they could be right or wrong." The Express Tribune quoted Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh, as saying.

The apex court's five-judge larger bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, resumed the hearing of the ongoing Panamagate case on Wednesday.

Attorney-General for Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf Ali asserted that the court cannot give a verdict in the case as disputed material was provided by the petitioner [Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf].

The AGP also submitted disputed material before the court on which Justice Azmat asked him to suggest a way to pass a ruling on the disputed facts.

Justice Ijazul Ahsan remarked that the complete record which was to be provided at a relevant forum was not given to the court.

-ANI

First published: 22 February 2017, 15:45 IST
 
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